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A folkgrass version of a previously released studio track (Chris Cunningham - If You Knew All Along) performed live with a band on Chris's episode of the Emmy award-winning music series "11th and Grant with Eric Funk", produced by MontanaPBS and originally aired in 2017.

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Everybody felt the earthquake, 100 miles wide
Triggered the Richter scales, turned daylight into night
I must have been asleep, it's something that you don’t ignore
When tremors push the walls to rubble, all the way through the floor

Terra Firma

On the commute this evening about to reach the bridge
Suddenly the road is swaying like a wave
Look out the metal and concrete, pieces everywhere
You wouldn't get a second chance to get out, out of there

Terra Firma
Terra Firma
your steps are sure

Is nothing ever set in stone here?
Can you count on being fair?
You wanna put the blame on someone, it seems too much to bear
Promises becomes a burden, collapsing with the weight
You think you're going crazy, you think it's too late

Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Terra Firma
your steps are sure
on solid earth again
again
again

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from Chris Cunningham live on "11th & Grant" (2018), released October 3, 2018
Song by Chris Cunningham.
Arrangement by Chris Cunningham, Tom Murphy, Mike Parsons and Russell Smith

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Chris Cunningham Bozeman, montana

Chris started writing songs in the late 80's and is best known as one half of the acclaimed folk pop-duo, Storyhill (signed to Red House Records) with long time-friend / collaborator John Hermanson), which has toured the US extensively, playing major festivals and premier venues such as Garrison Keiler's A Prairie Home Companion. Chris's solo music remains true to the vein of artists of the 70's. ... more

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